Session 5 Summary

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Session TakeawaysThe takeaways for this session include:

  • Health care employers can justify hiring CHWs on the basis of return on investment
  • Major third-party sources (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare) are open to proposals to reimburse for CHW services
  • Important opportunities exist to integrate CHWs into implementation of the Affordable Care Act

[SPEAKER]

Consider for a moment what you take away from this session. Possibilities include:

  • Health care employers can justify hiring CHWs on the basis of return on investment
  • Major third-party sources such as Medicaid and Medicare are open to proposals to reimburse for CHW services
  • Important opportunities exist to integrate CHWs into implementation of the Affordable Care Act

In our final session, we will look at the process of policy and systems change and at what we have learned from experiences in two leading states, Minnesota and Massachusetts.

Thanks for participating!